|Updated October 11, 2018|
China Lights: Panda-Mania, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. through Oct. 21 (closed Mondays), Boerner Botanical Gardens, 9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners. 45 new lantern displays, live performances, cultural displays, food, beverages and more. Tickets: $20, $12 for 60 and older and 5 to 17, free for younger than 5; $30 for VIP; $50 for season pass. www.chinalights.org.
Feargrounds, 7 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday through Oct.
27, plus 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 21 and Oct. 25, Waukesha County Expo
Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. Three haunted houses and a new
Show: Where the Coleuses Grow, through Nov. 4, The Domes at
Mitchell Park, 524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee. More than 30 varieties
of coleus camouflage whimsical sculptures of forest animals. Grasses
and vines as well as chrysanthemums will complement this seasonal
show. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday. Admission ranges from $5 to $8. Milwaukee County
residents, students of all ages, and people with disabilities receive
discounted admission; free admission for children 5 and younger and
from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays for Milwaukee County residents with proof
of residency, excluding major holidays.
Special events planned during the exhibit. For details, call
The Domes at 414-257-5611 or visit mitchellparkdomes.com.
West Bend Fall
Fest, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, downtown West Bend. Dress in
Halloween costume. New this year: pumpkin bowling. www.downtownwestbend.com/fall-fest.html.
star gazing event, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, UWM at Waukesha, 1500
N. University Drive, Waukesha. Park in Lot 1. Instructors will help
everyone observe the night sky with telescopes. Indoor presentation in
case of inclement weather.
wrestling, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Tanner Paull Hall, 6922 W Orchard
St., West Allis. Tickets $15 and $20.
NARI Fall Home
and Remodeling Show, noon to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, West Allis State Fair Park Expo
Center, 8200 W. Greenfield Av.e, West Allis. More than 100 exhibitors.
$10, $8 for senior, free for younger than 18 and military. www.narimilwaukee.org
or call 414-771-4071.
Art Studio Tour, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Mequon, Thiensville, Cedarburg,
Grafton, Port Washington, Saukville and Newburg. Free self-guided tour
of art studios in Ozaukee and Washington counties. Forty-five of
southeastern Wisconsin’s finest artists and spaces in which they
work. Watch demos, ask questions. For a list of artists and to
download a map, visit www.cedarburgartistsguild.com/coveredbridgeartstudiotour.html
Our Lady of
Lourdes Oktoberfest Artisan Fair, Friday through Sunday, Our Lady
of Lourdes Parish, 3722 S. 58th St., Milwaukee. Food, beer garden and
entertainment. 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday: Fish Fry with Vern and The
Originals from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday:
artisan shopping with torte contest at 11 a.m., Fox and Branch
performing from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., a 5 p.m. polka Mass, and The
Squeezettes from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday:
shopping with 10:30 a.m. polka Mass and noon to 12:45 p.m. Kohl’s
Bottle and Advertising Show, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Waukesha
County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha. Free verbal
appraisal for tabletop antiques; contact Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fall “Collecto” and Hobby Swap Meet, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday,
American Legion Post, 6351 W. Grange Ave., Greendale. Model Engine
Collector Association annual show with model engines and parts, cars,
boats, planes, kits, and more. Free appraisals. $5 admission.
Open House, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Waukesha Fire Station No. 3,
2400 Les Paul Parkway. Waukesha. Tour the fire station, view the fire
trucks and meet firefighters.
Scrap!” 2018 quilt show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to
4 p.m. Sunday, Oak Creek Salvation Army, 8853 S. Howell Ave., Oak
Creek. $6 admission.
Cleanup, 11 a.m. Saturday, Pulaski Park, 2677 S. 16th St.,
Milwaukee. Potluck-style celebration from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Cleanup
supplies provided. Milwaukee Public Museum activities. Family-friendly
event. For more information, call Stephanie at 414-897-5596 or email
Garden Series: Fall Herb Walk with Kyle Denton, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Road, River
Hills. $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers; includes all materials.
Fall Harvest Fest, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Immaculate
Conception Parish, 1023 E. Russell Ave., Milwaukee. $10 fried chicken
dinner catered by Gold Rush. Takeouts, desserts, wine, beer or soda
also available. The Daley Debutantes perform at 4 p.m. and Prime Time
from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Raffles and children’s games throughout
the event; large raffle drawing at 9 p.m. with a top prize of $1,000.
and Beer Walk, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, downtown Waukesha.
Participants receive wine glass or pint glass and a passport book that
includes a map of the wine and beer stops as well as coupons. Receive
a sample of wine or beer with a snack.
Buy tickets at downtownwaukesha.com/wauk-tober. Tickets $10 for
designated driver, $30, and two for $50.
Blessings in a
Backpack -Bridge the Gap Gala, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday,
Ingleside Hotel (formerly Country Springs), 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee.
Fundraiser to help feed children. http://blessingsinwaukesha.org/
craft beer and wine tasting festival, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday,
Muskego Public Library, S73-W16663 Janesville Road, Muskego. More than
80 craft beers and international wines, music, and food from local
restaurants as well as a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. Admission
is $35 with all food and drinks included. www.localwineevents.com.
For more information, call 262-971-2100.
breakfast, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oconomowoc Area Senior Center,
210 S. Main St., Oconomowoc. Everyone invited. Jeane Leitl at
Brunch on the
Bluff, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Juneau Park, 900 N. Prospect
Ave., Milwaukee. Food trucks, craft beer tent and live music. Lawn
games, children’s activities, dog-friendly.
Veteran Resource Fair, noon to 6 p.m. Monday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Waukesha County Expo Center, 1000 Northview Road, Waukesha.
Resources range from information on federal and state benefits, local
contacts, VA health care enrollment help, employment and legal
assistance, and more. Free for veterans and their families.
262-548-7732 for more information.
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